Best Sneaker Collaborations in 2014.

Posted by July 13, 2014 - We L@VE Shoes
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When it comes to sneaker collabs, there are outposts across the globe that specialize in their own approach to a collaboration. What makes sneaker collaborations special is usually very limited production which causes instantaneous hype. We have chosen some of our favs, with good reception, nice storytelling and amazing appareance. We would surely like to own them all! Check out our selection and where you can still get them ;)

Adidas x Raf Simons 

Adidas managed another collaboration with Raf Simons for next summer, filled with an equal amount of classic and quirky pieces. This collab goes two opposite directions. First direction sticks to traditional silhouettes as they draw inspiration from Adidas classic ‘Stan Smith’.  Second direction is more futuristic with industrial shapes, bright colour blocking and printed motifs, representing the ‘Bounce’ sneakers. Interesting fact is that none of the pieces will feature the traditional three-stripe insignia that Adidas is recognised for. Check out some of the models:




Nike x Riccardo Tisci “Black Collection”

A surprise pairing of Nike and Riccardo Tisci  for a “Black Collection” was actually a following up on the staggered drop of the white foursome with this matching black quartet.  These are styled just like the white pairs but with black on the top-notch leather uppers instead. Release date was July 10th for European retailers, so you can find them in online sale! Chek out the products of this collab:

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The Man Repeller x Superga Collaboration

Fashion blogger Leandra Medine who is the face behind Man Repeller has again teamed up with Italian sneaker brand, Superga for a second exclusive collaboration. This collab brings us  blush satin rubber soled sneakers that come with extra long laces so you can wear them flexible and elegant with superga mules. Check out new models and inspiration how to wear them:

Yohji Yamamoto x Adidas “Hawaiian Floral”

Adidas Y-3 Yohji Boost is getting a bit more colorful! This sneaker features the relaxing print with a thin, lightweight black foxing. A true lover would be able to recognize these sneakers even without branding and realize they come from the Y-3 camp. The recognizable Adidas three stripes are stylized with Yohji Yamamoto name on the center. Here is the look of the following collab:


Liberty of London x Vans

Vans presented a collaboration with British fabric manufacturers Liberty for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2014 season. Vans’ iconic Era, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi have been dressed in the London boutique’s signature hand-rendered floral fabrics, contrasted with white laces and soles for a clean aesthetic that is sure to be popular worldwide. The collection can be found in all Vans official stores.

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Rick Owens x Adidas 

What Rick Owens did with adidas Springblade is sort of teched out shoe that you’ve never really expect to see in the lifestyle realm, is actually a very attractive shoe. The sneaker has an upper that looks rather like the one on the adidas Tech Runner silhouette that also comes from Owens’ high end adidas line. This collaboration includes not only sneakers, but a similar boot, as well as another giant boot that riffs off the shelltoe design. Check out some photos of this futuristic collab:



Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals Wings 2.0 “Cut Out”

Jeremy Scott this time really amused us with his imagination and his stripped down form of a sneaker. The wings turn sort of skeletal and the shoe’s upper has loads of see-through material that should suit the current generation of sneakerheads that seems to place so much focus on the sock side of things. Special and unique in his own way, he managed to surprise us and this time. Check out this incredible sneakers:


Pharell Williams x Adidas Stan Smith

Most popular collaborations apparently come from Adidas. This one made the biggest impression, since the famous singer created a collection of 10 pairs of custom Adidas Originals Stan Smiths, featuring his own hand-drawn artwork. The proceeds from the sales of the collectible trainers went straight towards Pharell’s charity From One Hand to anOTHER, and were all sold out  at the iconic Parisian boutique, Collete. We can expect much more from Pharell as he recently signed on for a longstanding collaboration with Adidas, leaving the fashion world in high-anticipation. Check out his work:


Which collaboration did you like the most? Share your selection with us!

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